I was the king of the alley, mama
I could talk some trash
Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1975.
There were reasons behind the hype that landed Bruce on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously in 1975. You had a hungry and charismatic singer-songwriter fronting a shit-hot band wowing fans with sweaty 2 and half hour shows. (If you have a spare two hours, the entire London show can be viewed here.) The other main reason was the release of Born to Run, truly one of the landmark albums of the past 50 years. Fans will want to check out Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run, a fascinating look at the arduous process that birthed that classic. All the major players are featured, with a bunch of rare footage. Well worth your while.